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The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences, Louis Uchitelle

Label
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences
Title
The disposable American
Title remainder
layoffs and their consequences
Statement of responsibility
Louis Uchitelle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An account of layoffs in America, their questionable necessity, their overuse, and their devastating impact on individuals at all income levels. Economics journalist Uchitelle explains how, in the mid-1970s, the first major layoffs, a limited response to the inroads of foreign competition, spread and multiplied, in time destroying the notion of job security and the dignity of work. The author traces the rise of job security in the United States to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, and then the panicky U-turn. He describes the unraveling through the experiences of both executives and workers, makes clear the ways in which layoffs are counterproductive, and explains how our acquiescence encourages wasteful mergers, outsourcing, the shifting of production abroad, the loss of union protection, and wage stagnation. He argues that government must step in with policies that encourage companies to restrict layoffs and must generate jobs to supplement the present shortfall.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Uchitelle, Louis
Dewey number
331.13/73/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5708.55.U6
LC item number
U34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Employees
  • Displaced workers
  • Unemployed
  • Downsizing of organizations
  • Plant shutdowns
Label
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences, Louis Uchitelle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61228721
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9781400041176
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400041176
Label
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences, Louis Uchitelle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61228721
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9781400041176
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400041176

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